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It's Expensive And Hard, So Why Run For Office?

Candidates vying for public office on every level subject themselves to intense public scrutiny, constant fundraising and attacks from opponents. Some run because they want power or hope to champion particular issues. Others want to see agendas through or feel they have legacies to fulfill.
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History's Best Victory And Concession Speeches

The candidates' speechwriters are busy crafting two different sets of remarks for two different outcomes: A victory speech and a concession speech. Former Clinton White House speech writer Paul Glastris and former Reagan White House speech writer Peter Robinson talk about the art of the speech.
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Cast Your Ballot For Your Favorite Election Movies

Talk of the Nation's favorite film buff Murray Horwitz lobbies for his picks for the best Election Day movies of all time. From Reese Witherspoon's Tracy Flick running for student council president in Election, to Chris Rock playing a fictional first black president in Head of State, cast your vote.
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If You Voted Election Day, Tell Us What You Saw

The most expensive election in U.S. history could be decided by one a tight margin. As results begin to roll in, all eyes are on Ohio, Florida and other swing states that are still too close to call. And both campaigns have lawyers at the ready in case of recounts or problems at polling places.
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Obama, Romney Campaigns Rally In Virginia Last Time Before Election Day

Both the Obama and Romney campaigns have ramped up their efforts in Virginia leading up to Election Day.

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What Issues Did The Candidates Miss?

Voters have been bombarded by political ads, but some topics have gotten very little attention this election season. Host Michel Martin speaks with a panel of journalists about some of this election's hidden issues. She speaks with NPR's Marilyn Geewax, Jennifer Ludden, and David Schaper, as well as The Washington Post's Melinda Henneberger.
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Will Hidden Issues Make The Agenda Next Term?

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation about the big issues missing on the campaign trail. Issues like crime, caregiving, poverty and climate change might affect millions of people, but they may not win a lot of votes. Martin speaks with a panel of journalists about whether these issues will enter the conversation over the next four years.
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Presidential Campaigns Need Volunteers To Succeed

The campaigns of President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney have counted on an army of volunteers who have, among other things, knocked on doors, made phone calls and staffed booths at county fairs and parades in every state in the country.
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Florida's Early Voting Outcome Differs From 2008

Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation this year that cut back the number of early voting days. In 2008, a big early Democratic turnout helped Barack Obama carry the state. With reduced early voting days, Democrats enter Election Day with a smaller lead over Republicans in Florida than four years ago.

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